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Re: Some social web specs for incubation?

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 23:19:18 +0100 (BST)
Message-ID: <52c2b3b3ee8bc26b8270ed0752dad2e3.squirrel@webmail-mit.w3.org>
To: "Ian Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>
Cc: public-vision-newstd@w3.org
> Hi Folks,
> Here are some specs:
> http://onesocialweb.org/developers-protocol.html
> Any sense that we should contact these people about W3C incubation?

These are all XMPP-based specs. Earlier we talked to Peter St. Andre about
what to do with these sort of specs (did they make sense at the XMPP
foundation or elsewhere?) and he wasn't sure, I could ping him again over

   There's another group of HTTP/Atom-based specs that are of interest. I
don't know if everyone has noticed this, but it appears that the
combination of the Salmon Protocol, ActivityStreams, and Pubsubhubub
has now been labelled as "OStatus" [1] by Evan Pro dromou of
identi.ca/Open Microblogging fame, and this combination is now being
adopted by the main open social networking platform Elgg as well as the
Diaspora project that was featured in the New York Times last month.
Now, this is interesting for the W3C. First, it's a way of sharing
status updates on social networks, not identity (like OpenID or
Connect), and so orthogonal to lots of digital identity work. Most of the
components of this "stack" are formats, not  protocols , that run over
HTTP, that have not been standardized, and that we have had very friendly



[1] http://ostatus.org/

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